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South African Air Force


Organisation News

AW support contract for SAAF AW109LUH fleet, 21-Sep-12 : AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signing of a comprehensive service support contract for the South African Air Force’s fleet of AW109LUH helicopters.

Two more upgraded Rooivalk delivered to SAAF, 14-Jun-12 : Two more Rooivalk helicopters have recently been handed over to the South African Air Force (SAAF). This brings the total of upgraded combat support helicopters that can be operationally deployed to eight – with the final three to be ready in the coming months.

SAAF Museum acquires Puma and Rooivalk, 17-Feb-12 : By Dean Wingrin - The SAAF Museum has acquired two new exhibits that symbolise the technological prowess of the South African aeronautical industry in the late twentieth century.

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Rotary Wing Aircraft Units Login to Edit

Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
    15 squadron1939 --
    16 squadron1968 --
    17 squadron1942 --
    19 squadron? --
    22 squadron1942 --
    30 squadron1981 --

Locations for this Org Login to Edit

Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
   AFB Bloemspruit16 squadron 1972/now
   AFB Durban15 squadron 1981/now
   AFB Hoedspruit19 squadron
   AFB Swartkop17 squadron
   AFB Ysterplaat22 squadron 1964/now

Organisation Models Login to Edit

  AW A109LUH 302004
  denel AH-2 Rooivalk 121999
  mbb bk11791994
  SNIA sa365 dauphin 219941998
  atlas TP-1 Oryx 501989
  westland scout 119781990
  SNIA sa330 puma7119691997
  SA SA321L Super Frelon 1719671990
  westland wasp1619631990
  SNIA alouette iii11919622006
  SNIA alouette ii3019601973
  sikorsky s-55 H-19419561968
  sikorsky s-51 / R-5 / H-5319481968

Individual Helicopters Login to Edit

Organisation Construction Numbers
1SNIA sa330 puma
4SNIA sa330 puma SA330J Puma
16SNIA sa330 puma SA330L Puma
19SNIA sa330 puma SA330C Puma
31SNIA sa330 puma SA330H Puma
6SNIA alouette ii SE3130 Alouette II
1SNIA alouette ii SA313B Alouette II
6SNIA alouette iii SE3160 Alouette III
38SNIA alouette iii SA316B Alouette III
30AW AW109 A109LUH
50atlas TP-1 Oryx
14denel AH-2 Rooivalk
1mbb bk117 BK117A-4
3mbb bk117 BK117A-1
6mbb bk117 BK117A-3
1sikorsky s-55 H-19 HO4S-3
3sikorsky s-55 H-19 S-55C
1sikorsky s-51 / R-5 / H-5
17SA se3210 super frelon SA321L Super Frelon
10westland wasp
1westland scout

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